LA Chargers News

Quentin Jammer Broke His Hand, Shareece Wright Sprained His Ankle

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers defensive back Quentin Jammer (23) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The San Diego Chargers were hurting in the secondary at the end of the Monday Night game against the Raiders. Shareece Wright sprained his ankle and Quentin Jammer broke his hand in the game. Jammer had surgery on the hand yesterday.

Eric Weddle had to be used in the nickel at times. The Chargers might be looking to make another roster move soon in order to help out the secondary, because Wright looks like he will be missing some time with his ankle injury.

Jammer will probably be play with his broken hand. He might have to put a big old q-tip cast on the hand, but it is not like Jammer can catch the ball anyway. He is a very physical corner though and has to use his hands to grab and pull jerseys and control his receiver. We definitely should expect Jammer to keep lining up on the opposing team’s best receivers. He is a trooper and wouldn’t let a silly little broken hand stop him from playing football, unless he has been hanging out with Jared Gaither too long.

If we bring in another corner, who will see the pink slip when that happens? I usually check the inactive lists from game day and the two most likely names on there were rookies Ladarius Green and Brandon Taylor. Taylor plays in the secondary, so cutting a safety would be counterproductive. Plus, holding four tight ends is a luxury. Green could be on his way out and it would be a wasted draft pick . We would hope to sneak him onto the practice squad if we do release him. It could happen.

If the Chargers were happy with the play of Weddle in the nickel, they could just activate Brandon Taylor on game day and have an extra safety available. Corey Lynch, Darrell Stuckey or Brandon Taylor could move to safety, while Weddle plays the nickel. I would much rather have our playmaker playing at the position he is comfortable with, so sign someone!